I Will Not Do Bad Films Again - Ravi Teja

I Will Not Do Bad Films Again - Ravi Teja

Mass Maharaj, Ravi Teja, is all set for his next - Disco Raja which is releasing on Jan 24th. He has teamed up with critically acclaimed director VI Anand who made films like Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada. The very collaboration has raised several eye brows. In a Tete a Tete, Ravi Teja clarifies all our doubts and answers patiently. Below are the excerpts.

On Nela Ticket's Failure

Frankly, I was supposed to do other story with producer Ram Talluri. But that didn't happen. Instead of that, unfortunately, we had done Nela Ticket. Even while we were shooting for the film midway, I predicted its going wrong and I had informed producer that the movie isn't working. We were aware of it, but we can't help it as already we shot most of the film. One gets to know film's fate during its making. I believe in this.

About Disco Raja

Disco Raja is very different film. I have never done such character before. I'm very excited about the film. Director VI Anand is very sensible maker and he has good clarity over his story. It was a great working with him. Especially, I've got equally opposite artiste Bobby Simha. That's why Disco Raja become more interesting. People will enjoy the scenes between Bobby Simha and me. And no, it's not a remake or copy of any other movie. You'll get to see what the movie is on Jan 24th (release day).

On VI Anand's Caliber

I know him since he was directing Tiger. I have been hearing about him through Chota K Naidu and others. One day, he had messaged me that he has story for me. I was shocked and asked me how does we both connect? Since I'm known for mass and he's for class and both are totally poles apart. He has messaged me back about film's brief and told me the title 'Disco Raja'. The title and brief has got my attention. That's how we met. And the film materialized. VI Anand is very good maker. Disco Raja has interesting elements. I enjoyed while he was narrating it and equally enjoyed while I was shooting and I'm confident that you too enjoy watching them on screen. Thaman's music is good. Songs came out well. He has given a terrific background score as well. Heroines Nabha Natesh is a jovial character who values relationship most. We have good scenes. Payal Rajput is playing different character which you'll see on screen. Tanya Hope plays a scientist. Each and every character in the movie has got good importance.

About Losing Weight

(Laughs) After losing weight, I've become more happier and healthier. It feels light.

Why Friction With Media?

Actually, there is no friction with media. Usually, I'm not very talkative. So, I'm not very media-friendly. I'll only interact with media during the release of my films. But here afterwards, I'll try to interact more with media. Hopefully, we'll catch up after film's success.

Upcoming Films

Currently, I'm working with director Gopichand Malineni for Krack. It's yet another interesting film. Couple of other films are in discussion stages. I'd not confirm them, until and unless I'm very confident about the script. In the past, I had done some films though I was not fully convinced. But here afterwards, I've taken a conscious decision on not to do so. I will not do bad films again.

With Rajamouli?

I'd love to work with Rajamouli garu again. But he is so busy and occupied. I wish we would team up again in near future.

Why Not Bollywood?

Seriously, a lot of people have asked me this. In fact, I have got good offers. But somehow, right director and right production house didn't materialize. So, I had to let them go. If I get right launch pad, certainly, I'm open to do a full-fledged Hindi movie.

Multi-starrer?

I've done different films in my long career. I've acted with several stars in the past. I'm always open to do multi-starrers. If I get good script, certainly, I'm ready to do multi-starrer.

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